The "Gaints" of genetics

Gregor Mendel

he was a German speaker Moravian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Though farmers had known for centuries that crossbreeding of animals and plants could favor certain desirable traits.

Reginald Punnett

Reginald Crundall Punnett was a British geneticist who co-founded, with William Bateson, the Journal of Genetics in 1910. Punnett is probably best remembered today as the creator of the punnet squares.